Toni Morrison’s Air

By: Stephen P. Burke,
August 14, 2019

...Morrison '55 continued her long connection to Cornell with public addresses at Bailey Hall in 2009 and Statler Auditorium in 2013.

The school has continued its connection with her with a first-year writing seminar called “American Voices: Writing, Memory, and Survival in the Novels of Toni Morrison.”

This fall, Cornell will offer a higher-level course called “Toni Morrison’s Novels.” [ASRC 4509; Professor Riché Richardson]

The course description says, “Morrison’s novels have placed her at the vanguard of the globalization of the novel itself, and she is, undisputedly, one of the most famous and innovative writers in the world.” It says it will examine “how she has helped to transform world literature, and how she has shaped Cornell’s great legacy.”

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Professor Riche Richardson